Ultimate Fighting Championship

When it comes to main­stream or tra­di­tional sports the US is, com­pared to Europe, South America and Australia, some­what res­ist­ant to Sporno — rather coy about strut­ting its stuff. Nonetheless, the US is home to spe­cial­ist, com­pletely non-coy S&M Sporno.

Say hello to Ultimate Fighting/Mixed Martial Arts, a new — and fero­ciously viol­ent — sport from the USA in which two hyper-fit pleas­ingly muscled young men in Speedos grapple in a cage in pos­i­tions that Chi Chi La Rue might blush at. Though in Ultimate Fighting, every­one fights for top.

Or maybe they’re just very feisty bottoms.

Unlike rugby or foot­ball, MMA doesn’t use Sporno to make itself more mar­ket­able or media­genic — MMA simply is Sporno. Hardcore Sporno. Yes, I know, my filthy mind is work­ing over­time again. But that doesn’t mean that UF isn’t filthy too.

MMA is also rap­idly becom­ing very pop­u­lar with spunky lads in the UK — earlier this year I atten­ded a local ‘cage fight’ as a mate of mine was com­pet­ing. The atmo­sphere was, as they say, heavy with testoster­one — so I breathed deeply. And the short-haired thick-necked lads in the audi­ence shout­ing ‘GWORRN!! STICK IT TOIM, STEVIE!!’ cer­tainly added the sense of excitement.

But since most of the ‘action’ in MMA is on the mat (the com­batants are usu­ally only on their feet for the first few seconds because the main object­ive seems to be get­ting your opponent’s heels behind his ears) I found myself slightly frus­trated by the ‘live’ exper­i­ence watch­ing from beside the ring: most of the time I could see bug­ger all.

This sport isn’t really meant to be watched in the flesh. It’s designed to be con­sumed in the pri­vacy of your own bed­room via vora­cious multiple-angle tele­photo video cam­era lenses with a pause and rewind func­tion. Enjoy.

(I don’t know about you, but I think the ref in this clip is get­ting in the way deliberately.)

Tip: Richard

18 thoughts on “Ultimate Fighting Championship

  1. UFC is an inspir­a­tion to plucky bot­toms every­where — and a warn­ing to com­pla­cent tops not to under­es­tim­ate the man under­neath them.

  2. Yes, indeed. I was strolling the chan­nels late night when I first stumbled on this sport. I’m a woman, and this show has turned me on to guy on guy– mostly beat­ing the crap out of each other. And while the con­stant floor grap­pling can be annoy­ing, it’s become the high­light for me. The ‘scis­sor’ grap­pler being a incred­ibly enter­tain­ing act to see the top find them­selves in. GO BOTTOM GUY!!

  3. I found this art­icle (very inter­est­ing, by the way) after hap­pen­ing to see a male acquaint­ance for the first time in sev­eral years. Here’s why I Googled “MMA” and “homosexual”.

    He was an immense fan of MMA, invit­ing me to watch sev­eral pay-per-view spe­cials. I atten­ded, mostly out of oblig­a­tion. The fights were mar­gin­ally inter­est­ing to me, but I was unable to sus­tain the same level of ser­i­ous interest he seemed to enjoy.

    Months later, I learned he and his wife were facing mar­ital prob­lems. Why? She’d dis­covered a siz­able cache of tran­sexual and trans­vest­ite porn on their com­puter. And the porn cer­tainly wasn’t hers.

    I think you’re onto something…

  4. BRILL! I can’t stand watch­ing UFC and its noth­ing to do with blood viol­ence at all. The show is to kinky and maybe a few more view­ing and im going to be a horny homosexual.

  5. I’m sorry you find the com­par­ison of Ultimate Fighting with PORNO prison rape ‘very offens­ive’. I sus­pect you may be being slightly too literal.

  6. I find it very offens­ive you com­pare prison rape to com­pet­it­ive fight­ing. Rape is a very ser­i­ous issue which is extremely trau­mat­ising to it’s vic­tims, par­tic­u­larly when you are liv­ing with your rap­ists, and don’t have access to any proper sup­port sys­tem. Where you have to worry ever day and night what would hap­pen to you.

  7. I thought it was rather bor­ing to watch. Bring back the nude Greek wrest­lers. Or the mud wreat­ling in those English pubs where you have to rip off the other guy’s jock­strap before you were declared the win­ner. That still going strong?

  8. I’ve been told that there’s a scene in Britain where allegedly straight men do naked wrest­ling with each other in hotel rooms. What d’you reckon?

  9. I’m glad someone actu­ally listened to the com­ment­ary. I was some­what preoccupied.…

    Rovex: you’re right, of course. For straight lads, viol­ence seems to ward off any pos­sib­il­ity of homo-ness. As if sex and aggres­sion weren’t intim­ately related. Homo-ness is ‘weak­ness’ — so by defin­i­tion a man who fights, even in Speedos with his arse in the air flex­ing his muscles while the cam­era zooms in, can’t be homo.

    So long as it means they put on this kind of show for us, let them think that bum­ming is all about flower-arranging.

  10. Im sure that because they are beat­ing each other to a pulp, rather than flower arran­ging, its con­sidered 100% straight by the par­ti­cipants and audi­ence. It looks to me like the male equi­val­ent of all female mud wrest­ling! GAY.

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